Concord Enterprise, 28 May 1902
SOUTH ACTON
   Geo. F. Kimball has secured a position with the Grand Union Tea Co. in Waltham and will soon move to that city.
   An athletic meet is being planned for the morning of May 30. West Acton and Boxboro are invited to compete.
   The work of taking down the brick engine house has commenced and an Italian gang is expected soon to help on the work.
   Will Darcy is at home from Brockton having had the misfortune to injure his hand quite badly in a machine on which he is employed.
   The painting at the fire engine house is nearly completed and the grading being finished, the boys commencing talking of an opening.
   Miss Edith Vinal, our popular intermediate school teacher, has accepted a position in Nutley, N. J., for the coming year.
   Rev. Donald Frasier of Old Town, Me., assisted by Rev. Mr. Maguire, preached at the Universalist church on Sunday morning.
   Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Littlefield of Sykenville, Md., formerly of this town welcomed a nine pound girl, born on Monday last.
   The entertainment under the auspices of the High school on Thursday evening, was not as largely attended as it should have been. The Williams players were assisted by local talent.
   M. A. Burnham the pugilist has severed connection with N. H. Tenney & Co. and is now employed by DeLord, Concord Junction.
   Sergeant Walter J. Wright of the 5th U. S. Cavalry is at home with his mother, Mrs. Carrie Wright. Sergeant Wright has just returned from the Philippines having served his term, and is about to reenlist. He has an extremely large number of relics and souvenirs including swords, flags, etc., with which are connected some of the most important events of the war.

THE FESTIVAL
   The strawberry festival to be given in the Universalist vestry on Wednesday evening, May 28th, promises to be an entertainment unusually interesting. A fine menu has been prepared by the ladies. The entertainment which consists of piano duets by Misses Pratt and Knowles of Concord Junction, vocal duetts by Messrs. McCalla of Concord, and readings.
   It will conclude with a farce entitled “The Irish Linen Peddler,” with the following cast:
Pat. O'Doyle, The PeddlerL. W. Piper
Mr. FlanniganJos. Brown
Mr. DarlingS. F. Townsend
Miss DarlingJennie Fletcher
Mrs. WadeMiss Ula Skelton
MollieMiss Florence Tuttle

SOUTH ACTON LOCALS
   Harnesses, boot and shoe repairing at reasonable prices by C. H. Clark

WEST ACTON
   The time has again come around when a day is set apart in memory of our Nation's honored dead. Those men who offered up their lives a willing sacrifice that our union might be preserved. We ask that you give the day to them, bring your floral offerings, “flowers of the garden and wildwood,” and join with the organizations who have taken upon themselves the vows to perpetuate their names. And let us go to the cemeteries with one mind and purpose, “highly resolved that the dead shall not have died in vain.” And that by their deeds has been erected in our hearts a monument that shall last when granite shall have crumbled away. Memorial exercises at Mt. Hope at 8 a.m. Friday, May 30, Woodlawn 10 a.m.
   Saturday evening W. R. C.,¹ No. 62, held a special meeting in G. A. R. hall, to which Post 138 was invited. The severe shower which came up at night fall hindered some from being present, but there was a very good attendance, a barge load of members coming from Maynard. For some time the ladies of Corps 62 have been planning to give the Post a social and at the same time present them with a new silk flag to replace the one they have carried since they were first organized and which was showing unmistakable signs of age. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Sara R. Richardson, who after brief words of welcome, made the presentation to the post in behalf of the corps through Commander Clough. The flag was borne into the hall by Mrs. Fannie Parker and Mrs. Sarah A. Hutchins, escorted by the corps color bearers, Miss Fannie Weatherbee, Mrs. Susie Hall, Mrs. Hattie Hayward, Mrs. Nancy Chaffin. Commander Clough received the flag and made a fitting response. Otto Guro², post color bearer supported the flag during the formal exercises. The flag is of heavy silk of fine texture, 6x5 1-2 feet, bordered and trimmed with gold bullion fringe and tassels, also the name and number of the post and the stars in gold, on the staff is a silver plate with the inscription "Presented to Isaac Davis Post, 138, by W. R. C., No. 62. As Commander Clough closed his remarks the audience arose and sang “The Star Spangled Banner.” The secretary of the corps, Miss Nellie H. Hall, then read a poem, “Then and Now,” which closed the formal exercises the remaining time being spent socially. Refreshments of cake, ice cream and sherbert were served. This closed one of the pleasant events in the annals of Post and Corps.
   A Mr. Lewis from Somerville has taken F. R. Knowlton's tenement recently vacated by Chas. Woodward.
   Miss Florence Woodward and Miss Phillips of Sherborn spent Sunday at the home of the former's father, Chas. Woodward.
   Rev. Mr. Washburn of Maynard exchanged pulpits with Rev. Mr. Estabrook of the Baptist church here Sunday. His discourse from Jer. 18:3 was most able and interesting.

SUDBURY
   Rev. Clarence W. Rouse has been visiting his mother in Philadelphia the present week.
   According to one of the Boston daily papers the Massachusetts Automobile club is to consider a building in Sudbury for a temporary club house.
   Memorial day will be observed in this town as formerly, soldiers graves in Wadsworth, Mount Pleasant, the town, and the North cemeteries being decorated in the afternoon. There will be exercises held in the town hall in the evening. Pupils of the public schools are to assist the veterans in the work of decoration.
   Miss Florence Hosmer returned Monday from Woodstock, Conn., where she went for the purpose of acting in the capacity of one of the bridesmaids at the marriage of her youngest brother Fred Everett, who was wedded to Miss Mary Boyden of that city. The affair occurred in the First Congregationalist Church.
   People interested in the improvement of the connection of the Sudbury and Concord river meadows will be glad to learn that the joint legislative committee favors a bill providing for an appropriation of $25,000 for the removal of the Fordway bar in the river above the dam of the Talbot Mf'g Co. at North Billerica.
   Joseph H. Lovering who recently removed to Fanueil with his family is now at the Massachusetts general hospital suffering from blood poisoning. His trouble began with a splinter which he accidentally got into his hand.
Submitted by dja
The Lowell Sun, 28 May 1902

   CROWLEY—The remains of Peter J. Crowley, who died at St. John's hospital, were removed this morning from the warerooms of Undertaker C. H. Molloy to 35 Howard Street

   CROWLEY—The remains of the late Peter J. Crowley were consigned to their final resting place in the Catholic cemetery this morning. The funeral which was very largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased took place from his late home, 35 Howard street, at 9:30 o'clock.
   The funeral cortege proceeded to St. Peter's church in Gorham street, where a high mass of requiem was celebrated at ten o'clock by Rev. Fr. McDermod. The choir under the direction of Mr. James E. Donnelly sang Schmidt's mass and at the offertory Miss Mollie Ivers rendered "O Meritum Passionis." At the close of mass Mr. Donnelly sang "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," and as the remains were leaving the church the choir sang "Nearer, My God to Three." Mrs. J. W. McKennedy presided at the organ.
   Among the many beautiful floral offerings the following were the most prominent; Pillow, bearing the inscription "Husband," from the wife of the deceased; cross and crown on base, inscribed "brother," from the brother and sister of the deceased; large harp with a broken string, inscribed "Asleep," Mr. John Brown; spray, Charles Black; large arch surmounted by a white dove encircling a closed book with the inscription "Shopmate," from the shopmates of the deceased at Pevey Bros. foundry.
   The bearers were Messrs. Charles Brennan, James Moran, Joseph Martin, William Brogan, Cornelius Sheehan and John Doherty.
   The interment was in the Catholic cemetery where the committal prayers were read by Rev. Fr. McDermod. The funeral was under the direction of Undertakers C.H. Molloy.
   
Submitted by SCD
The Lowell Sun, 30 May 1902
THIEVES ACTIVE
Fred Fay's House in Nesmith St. Robbed
   The house of Frederick Fay on Nesmith street was burglarized Wednesday afternoon. There were none of the members of the family in the house in the afternoon and some one entered a cellar window and gained admittance.
   The fact that an intruder was in the house during the absence of the family was not known until late at night when a little silver alarm clock was missed from its accustomed place. Then it was also discovered that some silver spoons were gone, also a suit of clothes belonging to Mr. Fay and a coat and vest of a dress suit, which is the property of Mr. Fay's son.
   The loss was reported to the police and they are at work on the case.
HER WHEEL GONE
ADA CASEY REPORTS LOSS TO THE POLICE
   A young woman named Ada Casey who resides on Suffolk street, reported to the police this morning that she left her bicycle standing on the street in Merrimack square while she went into a store to make a purchase. When she returned the wheel was gone and another left in its place.
   
DEATHS
   FRANGESKOS—The body of George Frankgeskos [sic] who died at the state hospital in Tewksbury, was removed to the funeral parlors of Undertaker C. H. Molloy this morning.
   MOLLEUR—Pascall Molleur, aged 81 years, died yesterday at 239 Aiken street. He is survived by three daughters. He was a resident of this city for 37 years.
   MOULTON—Herbert C. Moulton, aged 45 years, died yesterday at his late home, 63 Pine street.
Submitted by MR
The Arlington Advocate, 31 May 1902
While delivering orders on Friday morning, May 23d, on Medford street, a horse attached to one of Walter K. Hutchinson's delivery wagons was frightened and ran away, but as he made the turn into Mass. avenue all right, probably would have quieted down, if several men had not made a wild attempt to capture him, which had only the effect to frighten the horse into a wild gallop. As the horse came dashing down the avenue, John Barry was just delivering milk in front of the R. B. Moore estate. He was successful in getting his team out of harm's way, but was struck by the runaway and thrown so violently to the ground that those who saw the accident thought he had been killed. As it was he sustained a broken rib, severe cuts and bruises on the right side of the body and face which have laid him up at his home at the Samuel Buckman place, where he has lived for many years. The damage to the runaway team was very slight.
At an early hour, last Saturday morning, one of the drivers of the Cambridge Ice Co. discovered a bundle on the sidewalk opposite the Whittemore Farm, between Teel and Henderson streets, which, on investigation, he found contained an infant child, alive and well. Having passed a Cambridge officer just below Alewife brook, the driver ran back and notified the officer who came and conveyed the child to the Cambridge Poor Farm. We presume he has the unqualified thanks of the Arlington officials.
Submitted by dja
Footnotes:
1 - W.R.C. was the Women's Relief Corps, a ladies' auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic veterans organization.
2 - Otto Geers. The flag described in this news item may be the one shown in a photograph of Otto Geers that is in the collection of the Acton Memorial Library.

1902 Newspaper Abstracts
Middlesex County Massachusetts

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